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CMS announces learning community executive director, introduces student adviser

USEDr. Kimberly Schroeder_Executive Director Southwest Learning Community.jpgA new student adviser was introduced, two appointments were announced and a school was named at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education meeting.

Vincent Golden has been named principal at Butler High School. To read more click here.

Dr. Kimberly Schroeder was named executive director of the Southwest Learning Community. Schroeder has been the Educator Performance Incentives and Career Pathways grant director for Union County Public Schools since 2018. She was a principal at Cuthbertson High in Union County Public Schools from 2012 to 2018 and an assistant principal there from 2009 to 2012. She was a teacher at Butler High from 2001 to 2009 and at Norcross High in Gwinnett County Public Schools, Atlanta, from 2000 to 2001. Dr. Schroeder has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Gabe Schuhl_for web.jpgWest Georgia in Carrollton, Ga., and a master's degree in English education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also has an educational specialist degree and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Wingate University.

The Board introduced Gabriel Schuhl, who was elected as the student adviser to the Board of Education in November 2019. He is a native of Charlotte and a junior at Ardrey Kell High School. He previously attended Community House Middle, Oakhurst Elementary and Hawk Ridge Elementary. Gabriel is active in extracurricular activities, including the Charlotte Mecklenburg Youth Council, student government, the speech and debate team, and the band. He enjoys reading and playing the jazz saxophone. He emphasizes the need for equity across all district schools. The student adviser is elected by students districtwide and serves a one-year term. Gabriel will be paid $100 per Board meeting for his service.

The Board also chose a name for the new Rea Farms school, voting unanimously in favor of Rea Farms STEAM Academy. The other names under consideration were Providence South STEAM Academy and South Providence STEAM Academy.

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